Blind Paintings

We wanted to do something messy, and I had an idea. I’d been doing some “blind contour drawings” and suggested we try it with paint. Essentially, you’re drawing without looking at the paper. You can look at what you’re drawing, you just can’t see what you’re doing. A thousand times harder with paint, but so much fun!

Buzz Lightyear and Belle

This is what we were painting. Belle and Buzz Lightyear.

Belle and Buzz Lightyear by Hannah

Belle and Buzz Lightyear by Hannah

Hannah’s is stunning and makes a lot more sense than my mess. It was so difficult, but so very funny. We used scarves and hoodies so we couldn’t see our paper, the whole thing was just ridiculous.

Belle and Buzz Lightyear by Jaz

Belle and Buzz Lightyear by Jaz

Neither of us can work out how I got so much paint on the paper. It’s still drying!

With our blinkers off, we used up the paint by doing some collaborative finger painting.

Belle and Buzz Lightyear by Jaz and Hannah

Belle and Buzz Lightyear by Jaz and Hannah

Flowers by Jaz and Hannah

Flowers by Jaz and Hannah

Then we did some sponge and scraping. Neither of us could get the green quite right which was a shame, but then Buzz is pretty luminous.

Sponged Paint